any particular brand of ZMA i should get?

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  1. noogles

    noogles OT Supporter

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    tired of getting ripped off at GNC. are they all the same and should i just get the cheapest i can find?
     
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    roflmao, how abvout you buy nothing from gnc lol
     
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    zma has done nothing for me. I'll pass
     
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    Just make sure whatever you get has only zinc, magnesium, and b6...some brands add other bullshit and charge more for it
     
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    pretty much any product by optimum nutrition is quality..
     
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    Apparently you're not suppose to take zma with milk, because the calcium hinders the absorption of the zinc. I've been taking it with my protein shake .... i've been fucking up. Just wondering, how much of a difference would it really make to take it with milk?
     
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    big enough that I would never do it...ZMA goes on an empty stomach, at least 3 hours empty
     
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    other than helping people sleep, what is ZMA good for?
     
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    test booster
     
  10. noogles

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    i get it cos it helps me sleep better. anything else is a bonus i guess.
     
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    i took zma once, meh...i felt good but i might have been placebo. tripped out dreams though but i have lucid dreams at least 2-3x a week normally.
     
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    I honestly haven't noticed anything... not even improved sleep. Might have to try waiting longer than the usual 1hr after my last meal.
     
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    the difference is probably jack
     
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    going to pick some of this shit up tommorrow

    just pop one in right before you go to sleep?
     
  15. noogles

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    2 or 3. i usually take 3. and one melatonin tablet for good measure.
     
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    didnt have it at local gmc store :mad:
     
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    did you try the chevy store?
     
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    just got the one from optimum nutrition. I should have done some research before buying it though. Looks like nothing has been proven in ZMA studies
     
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    i heard ZMA only increases your test level to "normal" levels, making it useless for anyone under 30 or so :dunno:
     
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    Highschool weight training teacher giving you nutrition advice?
    ZMA helps in people who are deficient in zing or magnesium (dieting, disease, bleeding for 5 days).
    It won't really do much for your test levels. It does help you sleep though.
     
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    call me crazy but it felt like taking zma decreased my sleep quality
     
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    I usually eat a small bowl of cc before bed. How do you take zma if it's supposed to be on an empty stomach?
     
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    thats what i never could figure out either. you want food in your stomach while you sleep and yet you are supposed to take on an empty stomach? shit doesnt add up.
     
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    1. Take ZMA 1 hour before bed, but 3 hours after last meal.
    2. Eat Cottage 5minutes before bed
    3. ???
    4. profit
     
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    i thought you were supposed to take it right before bed?
     
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